All-Filipino squad Team Secret put up a gallant stand against Masters: Berlin champs Gambit Esports but fell short, 2-1, in the Valorant Champions 2021 opening clash in Berlin, Germany on Friday (Manila time).

/ 5 December 2021

Team Secret impressed the fiery Russian squad with a gallant 13-6 victory in Map 1 in the Icebox map but failed to sustain their momentum in the next two maps as Gambit managed a reverse sweep. 

Team Secret took control of the first map capped by Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan’s Jett with 20 kills on a 1.5 KDA average as Secret drew the series’ first blood.

Come the second map in Breeze, the Masters: Berlin defending champs showed its true form, executing a perfect 13-0 annihilation of the Filipinos. 

Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov’s Skye led the way for the Russian squad with 15 kills on a 2.0 KDA average while superstar Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin delivered multiple clutches early on to tie the series in a very quick fashion.

Team Secret did not let the 13-0 affect them as it held a tight contest in the first half of Bind as Borkum’s clutch play held to a one-point lead, 7-6 but Gambit proved to be too with their own huge plays to close the match, 13-6. 

Nats’ Viper paced the final round with a dominating 21 kills on a 1.9 KDA average. 

Team Secret looks to extend its tournament campaign as it faces fellow winless team Crazy Racoons from Japan on December 5, Sunday at 10 P.M. (Manila time).